September 29, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Trust

It is the parent’s job to provide children with the tools to learn, grow, and function independently in this world, to the best of their abilities. […]
September 23, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Self-Regulation/Autonomy

As a parent, the goal is to provide children with the self-regulation tools to learn, grow, and function as independently as they can in this world, […]
February 14, 2021

Our Words Matter: A Look at “Refusal”

Guest post written by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L,MEd, FAOTA Goals for children who have pediatric feeding disorders in some settings commonly include some variants of these: […]
December 1, 2020

Talking About Tube Transitions

For many children, feeding tubes are a necessary part of life.  A feeding tube is often a literal lifeline, providing a child with the nutrition and […]
September 29, 2020

Praise and Encouragement at Mealtimes, Part 2: Encouragement

What is encouragement? When we look at the word encouragement we see the word “courage.” Courage is the ability to face danger and deal with it. […]
September 29, 2020

Finally: Pediatric Feeding Disorder as a standalone diagnosis accepted for inclusion in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)!

For decades, children with feeding challenges have been described by a variety of terms: picky eating, problem feeders, aversive eaters, etc. The variety of terminology resulted […]
September 20, 2020

Praise and Encouragement at Mealtimes, Part 1: Praise

If you are  reading this post, you have probably spent time encouraging a child to eat.  Maybe you are a parent, trying hard to help your […]
February 10, 2020

Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA, is an internationally renowned feeding expert who has just released a new book. Her book helps families find ways to […]
February 10, 2020

Katya Rowell, MD, and Jenny McGlothlin, MS, SLP are authors of one of our favorite books: Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating. Jenny and Katya […]